Thibault Liger-Belair<br />2020 Richebourg Grand Cru<br>France

Thibault Liger-Belair
2020 Richebourg Grand Cru

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Burgundy | France
GRAPES Pinot Noir
APPELLATION Richebourg Grand Cru
Available Quantity: 5 in stock
99 points, Decanter |
95-97 points, Vinous |
About the Wine
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Critic Reviews
99 points, Decanter
“Simply spectacular. Profuse aromas of blackberry and plum, scented with rose petals, peonies, liquorice, spice and salty mineral notes. The texture is opulently rich on the initial attack, but has a formidable amount of tannin and structure behind it. Should age forever. This half-hectare parcel was planted between 1931-1934. It is located on the southern portion of Les Richebourgs just above DRC. Liger Belair ferments one-third of the fruit as whole clusters with a very gentle extraction, using limited punch-downs and a three week cuvaison.”

95-97 points, Vinous
“The 2020 Richebourg Grand Cru contains 30% whole cluster this year from vines planted between ‘31 and ‘34. It has a beautiful bouquet, very pure with perfumed red fruit, crushed limestone, rose petals, and touches of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, gentle grip, slightly chalky in texture. What I admire is the discrete build-in intensity, delivering Richebourg-like power and density on the finish. Very classy, but do have a cellar and patience handy. -- Neal Martin”

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About The Winery
The Liger-Belair family has passed down the tradition of winemaking from generation to generation for the past 250 years. In 2001, Thibault Liger-Belair took over the vines as the winemaker and created Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair. Prior to joining the family domaine, Thibault studied viticulture and oenology for six years, and worked for a communications firm in Paris where he was able to present and taste wines internationally. In his mid-twenties, Thibault also started an internet company with the idea of discovering and selling high quality wines. But the calling of the vines was still strong, so in 2001, at the age of 26, Thibault decided to jump to the other side of the fence, this time to make wine, his true calling and passion. The year 2002 was the first harvest of the Nuits-Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Charmottes, as well as Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas. In 2003, the domaine enriched its range with Richebourg Grand Cru, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Petits Monts, and Bourgogne Rouge. In 2009, the domaine expanded into Beaujolais, and now a Beaujolais-Villages and several Moulin-à-Vent Cru wines are also produced.